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National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 to take place on International Space Station

Philip Bunting’s forthcoming picture book Give Me Some Space! (Scholastic, November) has been chosen for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) 2021, which will take place on Wednesday, 19 May as part of Library and Information Week.

ALIA is also partnering with the Australian Space Agency, the Office of the Chief Scientist and nonprofit Story Time From Space to have astronauts from the International Space Station read the book on the day. An additional science component, a demonstration emulating the heat balances between the sun, Earth and space, will be offered to registered participants.

This year’s 20th annual NSS attracted almost 1.3 million participants at 14,469 locations including New Zealand, Thailand, UK, Canada, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

For more information about NSS 2021, visit the ALIA website.


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